Estrange meaning

ĭ-strānj
To estrange is defined as to separate or disconnect.

An example of to estrange is for a man to leave his wife.

An example of to estrange is to leave a political party.

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To make hostile, unsympathetic, or indifferent; alienate.

The months of bickering estranged her from her family.

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To remove from an accustomed place or set of associations.

Art that is estranged from its historical context.

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To remove, as from usual surroundings or associates; keep apart or away.
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To turn (a person) from an affectionate or friendly attitude to an indifferent, unfriendly, or hostile one; alienate the affections of.
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To cause to feel less close or friendly; alienate. To cease contact with (particularly of a family member or spouse, especially in form estranged).
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To remove from an accustomed place or set of associations.
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Origin of estrange

  • Middle English estraungen from Old French estrangier from Latin extrāneāre to treat as a stranger, disown from extrāneus foreign strange

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French estranger (“to treat as a stranger”), from Latin extraneus (“foreigner, stranger”) (from which also English strange, stranger). Also see Spanish: extraño.

    From Wiktionary